Restaurant openings, week of March 5 - Metro US

Restaurant openings, week of March 5

The grill platter at Au Za'atar. Credit: Michael Tulipan The grill platter at Au Za’atar. Credit: Michael Tulipan

Au Za’atar
188 Ave. A, 212-254-5660

This Arabian-French bistro features various dishes for vegetarians and carnivores alike, many of which are inspired by za’atar, a traditional spice blend used in Arab cuisine.

550 Madison Ave., 212-729-1819

Butterfish offers affordable and authentic Japanese cuisine. The menu features all kinds of seafood, from local fish to rare Japanese imports.

Crescent Grill
3840 Crescent St., 718-729-4040
Crescent Grill features locally sourced food with items inspired by chef-owner Shaun Dougherty and recent “Chopped” winner Milton Enriquez.

General Assembly
360 Park Ave. S, 212-951-7111

The menu, crafted by Craig Koketsu, features European flavors and uses locally sourced ingredients.

Sweetwater Social
643 Broadway, 212-253-7467

Located beneath Bleecker Kitchen & Co., the rec room-inspired lounge offers neighborhood-themed cocktails.

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